Modriča crowned in Bosnia-Herzegovina

FK Modriča are champions of Bosnia-Herzegovina for the first time after sealing their title-winning season with a 3-0 last-day win against NK Jedinstvo.

FK Modriča are champions of Bosnia-Herzegovina for the first time after sealing their title-winning season with a 3-0 last-day win against NK Jedinstvo.

Position of supremacy
Sretan Vasić, Slaviša Dugić and Đorđe Zafirović scored for the hosts as Modriča rubber-stamped the top spot they had held since the end of the autumn campaign. The championship success follows Modriča's Bosnia-Herzegovnian Cup triumph of four years ago, making them the fourth team to have lifted both domestic trophies after NK Željeznicar, NK Široki Brijeg and FK Sarajevo.

Mission accomplished
Coach Slaviša Božičić said: "It hasn't been easy to keep ahead of strong sides such as Široki Brijeg, [NK] Čelik and [NK] Zrinjski." Božičić's men finished one point clear of Široki Brijeg, with Čelik a further two points adrift in third place. The club hail from the northern city of Modrica which has a population of 10,000. The defeat left Jedinstvo relegated as the Premijer Liga's second-bottom team, above already demoted NK Žepče. Replacing those sides in the top flight will be promoted NK Zvijezda and NK Borac Banja Luka.